The weekend-long Beauport Gloucester wedding celebration of Kristen & Stephen

How did you two meet?
Steve and I met at UMass Amherst. We were freshman. It was finals week and we both decided going to a party was more important than studying. The next summer when we both returned to campus in August (I played soccer and had preseason and Steve was on the hockey team who returned to campus early to workout and take summer courses) we reconnected. He took me on a few scooter rides and the rest is

Why did you choose to get married at the location that you did?
We both grew up going to the Northshore – i.e., Crane Beach, Wingaesheek, Woodman’s. We knew we wanted to get married on the water. Gloucester specifically has a special place in Steve’s heart – he spent many summers there at friends’ homes. He loves Fiesta – Greasy Pole.

Were there any happy surprises that happened at the wedding?
The weather was absolutely perfect! We are still shocked at how everything went so

What moment sticks out to you above all of the others from the wedding?
Our AMAZING vendors. How special the first look was and taking time together at
sunset. The dance was amazing!

Now that the wedding is over, what are you going to do with all of your free time?!
It is operation BUY A HOUSE & GET A DOG(S) – Rufus (English bulldog) & Ralphie (Frenchie). It is also football season so Saturday is college football game day and Sunday is Red Zone!

Photographer: Carly Michelle
Band: EYE2EYE, Wilson Stevens
Additional musicians: Fantasia Strings, Wilson Stevens
Rehearsal Dinner: Franklin Cape Ann
Wedding venue: Beauport Hotel Gloucester
Cake: Cake Ann
Florist: Lilic and Lily Floral Design
Invitations: Katie Bowman, Blu3 Designs
Hair & makeup: Christine Lyman at The Bridal Bar, Makeup by Sarah Lord
Dress: Flair Boston
Officiant: Richard Halgin
Transportation: Ludwigs Limousine
Custom Sign: Howdy Dudey